Leading marine geoscience and geotechnical-engineering consultancy firm Cathie Associates has formed a US entity: Cathie Associates Inc in Boston, Massachusetts.
The move is part of the company’s scheme for international expansion and will allow them to serve offshore wind development in the USA.
David Cathie, CEO and founder of the international consultancy commented: "We have been following the industry for over 5 years and supporting a number of planned developments; we feel the time is right to demonstrate our future commitment to US offshore wind, and to recognise the importance of local content and American jobs.
"The creation of our US entity has been in planning for around 6 months now, so we’re delighted to be able to make this announcement."
Gareth Ellery, Group Business Development Manager, has been keenly involved in the emergence of offshore wind in the US: "With the construction of the Block Island wind farm and both Dong Energy and Statoil entering the market, momentum is beginning to build.
"With over 25GW of offshore wind experience and a growing track record in the US, we are excited to support this emerging industry."